Medical outcomes and antimicrobial costs with the use of the American Thoracic Society guidelines for outpatients with community-acquired pneumonia.

@article{Gleason1997MedicalOA,
  title={Medical outcomes and antimicrobial costs with the use of the American Thoracic Society guidelines for outpatients with community-acquired pneumonia.},
  author={P. Gleason and Wishwa Kapoor and Roslyn A. Stone and Judith R. Lave and D. S. Obrosky and Richard Schulz and Daniel E. Singer and Christopher M. Coley and Tom Marrie and Michael J. Fine},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1997},
  volume={278 1},
  pages={32-9}
}
CONTEXT The American Thoracic Society (ATS) published guidelines based on expert opinion and published data--but not clinically derived or validated--for treating adult outpatients with community-acquired pneumonia. OBJECTIVE To compare medical outcomes and antimicrobial costs for patients whose antimicrobial therapy was consistent or inconsistent with ATS guidelines. DESIGN Multicenter, prospective cohort study. SETTING Emergency departments, medical clinics, and practitioner offices… CONTINUE READING